LT04 HTML5 for Better Web Sites


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Intermediate

Robert Boedigheimer

Principal Systems Developer

Schwans Shared Services, LLC

Learn how to use the new elements in HTML5 to build better websites.

The latest version of HTML is not completely standardized yet, but there are parts that are available in the latest version of browsers. There are many new elements; including those that provide more semantic meaning to common div elements (like header, footer, etc.). A new canvas can be used for drawing, while the audio and video provide new multimedia capabilities. New input types are utilized by devices to provide context sensitive keyboards and improved usability. The new application caching and web storage provide the capability for disconnected web sites for smartphones and tablets. Learn about support for HTML5 in major browsers, and see how Modernizr can provide feature detection and smooth fallbacks via various polyfills.

You will learn:

  • New elements
  • New input types
  • Modernizr and polyfills for older browsers